Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance

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The Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance is focused on enhancing dementia care by changing the culture within long-term and community care to better reflect a relationship-centered, partnership approach to care. We are dedicated to improving the care experience and supports provided for persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia, their partners in care, and staff working in care settings. We believe that the quality of care can be improved only when the needs of all persons involved in the care context are valued, recognized, heard and addressed.

The Alliance supports culture change through Culture Change Coalition research sites across Southern Ontario and is co-led by Dr. Sherry Dupuis, Professor in the Recreation and Leisure Studies department at the University of Waterloo, and Dr. Carrie McAiney, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University.

The PiDC Alliance was funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) grant and in-kind and financial contributions from Alliance partners.

Our Vision, Mission, and Goals

  1. Jan. 20, 2018NEW Cracked: new light on dementia website and filmcracked actors

    On January 19, 2018, Toronto, the film version of the researched-based play Cracked: new light on dementia was released along side a new website with access to download the film.

  2. Dec. 12, 2017Willowgrove Dream Weavers Summer Celebrationchild and resident

    The Willowgrove Dream Weavers’ Culture Change Committee hosted a day of celebration at Chartwell’s Willowgrove Long Term Care Residence on Saturday June 3rd.

  3. Nov. 22, 2016Giving a voice to seniors through music - Rewind

    Giving a voice to seniors through music

    By Paige Morrissey

         Listen to Rewind

    I can still remember falling in love for the first time.

    It was mid-November and the stars filled the sky.

    Some things have changed like ebb and flow of tide,

    But other things remain like who I am inside.

    I am still who I used to be

    With the same hope, same name, same eyes.

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For more information on any of the PiDC Alliance initiatives, contact Sian Lockwood, Knowledge Translation Specialist.

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